The FX Network is getting their limited series (aka mini-series) on something fierce these days. With Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” already setup at the cable network, FX is now going back, back to the frontier days of America by adding an adaptation of “The Last of the Mohicans” to their slate.
The mini-series, like the 1992 Michael Mann movie, will be based on the book by James Fenimore Cooper, originally published in 1826, and was recently adapted by Mann in a big-budget epic starring Daniel Day Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. “The Last of the Mohicans” is one of my favorite films of all time, and I always end up watching it all the way through whenever I stumble across it on TV (who doesn’t get goosebumps during that waterfall scene?). It shows up pretty regularly on cable, so that’s a plus.
The mini-series will be written by Chris Crowe, who co-wrote the 1992 film with Mann.
FX has a number of really interesting mini-series on the horizon besides “The Last of the Mohicans”. Here are some of the more interesting titles they currently have in development:
“Conquistadors”: based on the book “Last Days of the Incas”
“Mayflower”: from Paul Giamatti (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”)
“Grand Hotel”: from Sam Mendes (“Skyfall”)
“Mad Dogs”: based on the British series and adapted by Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”)
“Sutton”: based on J.R. Moehringer’s novel and adapted by Alexander Payne (“Sideways”)
“They Marched Into Sunlight”: from a six-part Vietnam War mini-series from Stephen Gaghan (“Traffic”)
Via : THR